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Epidemiology in Small Animal Parasitology. Climate Change and Social, Economic and Political Factors | 9788418020155 | Portada


Holdsworth, Peter;Fisher, Maggie

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Datos técnicos

  • ISBN 9788418020155
  • Año Edición 2020
  • Páginas 112
  • Encuadernación Tapa Dura
  • Idioma Inglés


This book provides an understanding of climate change and other contributing factors in the emergence/reemergence of parasitic diseases in companion animal. It describes the known changes in the epidemiology of key parasite infections and highlights zoonotic threats, and is therefore a valuable resource for veterinary practitioners to manage risks and keep abreast of emerging/reemerging parasitic diseases of pets.


1. Introduction

2. Epidemiology and an overview of its influencers
Quality of date
Disease occurrence and determinants
Transmission and maintenance of infection
Climate change and disease ecology
Risk and its prediction and mitigation
Monitoring the effect of change and treatment
Effect of treatment and prevention on the establishment of infection and disease

3. Climate change: predictions and actual effects on parasite populations
Methods of prediction
Vector-borne parasites

4. Impacts of animal movement and climate change
Leishmaniosis and its spread in southern Europe
Tick life cycle through Siberian chipmunks in France
Echinococcus multilocularis spread in Europe since rabies elimination
Baylisascaris in raccoons in Germany
Leishmania in dogs in the United States

5. Social, political and economic upheaval
Central Asian countries and the Soviet Union collapse
Syrian military and civil conflict
Greek financial crisis

6. Urban sprawl and implications on peri-urban areas
Animal road kill epidemiology
Land conservation corridors
Wildlife infiltration

7. Governmental programmes to tackle animal movement
Quarantine approaches
UK pet passport scheme
EU pet movement scheme

8. Pet owners and public attitudes
Societal attitude to therapeutics – political, economic and individual choices

9. Implications of human and good movements
Tiger mosquito incursion in the EU

10. Implications for veterinarians
Strategic planning
Obtaining treatments
Education of pet owners
Influencing public strategy


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